The cause of the issue is unknown, and presently there is no fix. It came shortly after the announcement of Square Enix breaking the open beta record with over 150,000 players concurrently logged in. The game’s popularity has been no secret, and at this point that just means more unhappy customers.
With beta ending at 2:00AM PST tomorrow morning, myself and others are left wondering if our beta time has come to an end. The withdrawals are already hitting hard.
Ultimately, the open beta was made specifically to stress test the game before its Early Access launch on August 24th. As long as the issue is resolved before release there’s really no merit to complaining. That doesn’t mean Square Enix won’t take heat, though. MMOs are very fragile during release, and all it takes is one disheartening experience for players to log out of the game and never look back. Let’s hope this incident is resolved.